Newswise — New York University will host “Voter Turnout and the Midterm Elections,” a panel discussion featuring faculty from NYU’s departments of Politics, Sociology, and Social and Cultural Analysis, on Fri., Nov. 2, 5-6:30 p.m. (20 Cooper Square [between 5th and 6th Streets], 7th Floor).
Voters across the political spectrum have shown intensified interest in the 2018 midterm elections, to be held Nov. 6. The panel, hosted by NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge’s Future of Democracy working group and NYU’s “Conversations in the Social Sciences,” will unpack the developments of this year’s cycle, centering on the subject of voter turnout: who votes, when, and why—and why not.
The panel, moderated by David Stasavage, a professor NYU’s Department of Politics and co-author of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, will include: Cristina Beltran, a professor in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and author of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity; Michael Hout, a professor in the NYU’s Department of Sociology and co-author of Century of Difference: How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years; Kimberley Johnson, a professor in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and author of Reforming Jim Crow; and Jonathan Nagler, a professor in NYU’s Department of Politics and author of Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Oeipq7. For more information, please call IPK at 212.998.8466.
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